This won't help you solve your problem much, but i can tell you that
speakup's software speech won't work on the livecd. Currently the livecd
only supports the hardware synths, and doesn't support the internal
decktalk because it requires a seperate program. I just wanted to
clarify this for you. Hopefully one of the releng folks can help you
On Thu, 2 Sep 2004, Whitley CTR Cecil H wrote:
> Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2004 00:22:24 -0400
> From: Whitley CTR Cecil H <WhitleyCH.ctr@...>
> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: "'email@example.com'"
> Subject: [gentoo-accessibility] 2004.2 problem
> I brought my external dectalk express home tonight to install 2004.2 on my
> home system. I ran into a real problem, and I don't know what would be
> really important in a bug report.
> I have an Asus p4c800-e deluxe motherboard with p4 3.4 and an s-ata hd. I
> also have an USB 2.0 external IDE drive bay with an ata-100 hd which shows
> up as /dev/sda. All went well, booted with speech, mounted drives, etc.
> Only problem, the onboard Intel CSA Gig-e network adapter wasn't fully
> configured. When I ran net-setup the machine locked with no speech.
> On-screen msg was
> disabling interupt 17
> n interrupt not disabled
> Or something similar (working with a 13 year old).
> I searched gentoo bugs for csa (no joy) and p4c800-e deluxe (joy, but only
> for pnpbios).
> It should be noted that I used the command line
> smp speakup_synth=dectlk
> So the smp enabled 2.6 kernel was loaded. Prior boot I had used
> gentoo speakup_synth=dectlk
> But the 2.4 kernel did not fully recognize/drive the onboard sound. Since I
> was hoping to get software speech up and running the soundcard support is
> critical. Also, the smp support for hyperthreading is a "nice to have". is
> the driverr version listed is 5.x.x and the Asus site has an Intel 7.0.x
> driver for linux for the CSA adapter. It also has an ALSA 0.9.6 soundmax
> driver. The CSA driver is listed for RH 7.3, 8, 9 and SUSE 9.0, I assume
> this is all 2.4.x kernels? I don't want to post a bug without fully vetting
> the problem since I assume that since there is at least one posted/fixed bug
> for the p4c800-e deluxe that someone else is using this board with no
> problem now. The only question that is left is are they using the onboard
> ethernet, and if so, is this a problem specific to having speakup or
> optionally the serial port active? Guidance please? What can I do to
> provide the most helpfull bug report with the most accurate problem
> description I can come up with?
> Cecil Whitley
> P.s. Since I have the universal CD, should I try patching the
> gentoo-dev-sources kernel with the driver from the Asus site? I presume
> that I can get all of this built without networking, if my reading of the
> install.txt is correct?
> Now, what I have noticed
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